Ed Branson Works

Ed Branson's work focuses on the creative glassblowing process. While trained and experienced in a variety of traditional glassblowing techniques, he chooses to stretch his knowledge and experiment as he explores the nature of the glass. His curiosity and inventiveness have led him to discover many new techniques that he incorporates in his pieces, whether he is working with opaque, transparent, ladled or blown glass. His pieces capture the beauty, color and form of the medium, but also some of what he considers the 'magic' of glassblowing.

Glass has had a constant presence in Ed's life since 1982. He has enhanced and explored his skills with some of the world’s glass masters, but predominantly, his knowledge of this magic material is built on day-to-day experience and practice in his studio. This path has led to a fairly simple artistic approach; trust the glass, have fun, accept mistakes, study nature and search for beautiful forms and colors inherent in glass’ personality.